For John, BLUF: Remember the woman talking to Bertrand Russell and telling him "It is turtles all the way down"? Same here, except it is politics all the way down. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is from the blog the Anchoress, by Ms Elizabeth Scalia, 28 February 2018.
Here is the lede plus four:
A few weeks ago, Joy Behar a longstanding co-host of the morning gabfest “The View” made a typically lame “joke” at the expense of veep Mike Pence. Taking offense to the idea that Pence believes Jesus speaks to him in prayer — a not uncommon notion for people of faith — Behar claimed it was one thing to talk to Jesus, but another to believe Jesus talks back. That, she said in the cheapest of cheap shots, indicated “mental illness”.Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
And my, how the audience laughed and clapped.
Today, however, People Magazine has Oprah Winfrey declaring that if God will only tell her to — and make it perfectly clear — she will run for president in 2020:Amid calls for her to consider a run for the White House — from fans as well as her closest friends — “I went into prayer,” she tells PEOPLE in the magazine’s new cover story. “ ‘God, if you think I’m supposed to run, you gotta tell me, and it has to be so clear that not even I can miss it.’ And I haven’t gotten that.”As a believer, I have no problem with Oprah saying this, because I’ve made similar prayers. But I can’t help wondering whether Joy Behar will make a joke about Oprah’s mental capacity to be president, since Winfrey clearly believes God will speak to her in some manner, and make his will known.
Regards — Cliff
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